Monday, July 30, 2012

Meet the Rectors!

Meet our music composer and his family, the Rectors: Richard, Laura, Ethan, Emma, Noah, Luke, and Libby (more on her in a moment!) Richard blessed us and Grafted  with his composing and playing much of the theme music. That powerful opening piece? Richard's composition. That joyful homecoming piece? Also Richard's composition. He was so flexible as he worked with us on our very limited time schedule, which if you remember our posts from last fall (see here and here) quickly became even more limited. He worked many nights until the wee hours of the morning trying to finish his part. Grafted would not be the same movie without him. Did I mention his precious wife, Laura, who encouraged him, prayed for him, listened to his compositions from beginning rough drafts until final piece? She was so supportive of both him and us through this whole project. We were blessed to have them both on board with us for this film. I'm sad to say you didn't get to meet any of their children in the film; you would love them.

Back row: Luke (in Richard's arms), Richard, Laura, Libby (in Laura's arms), Emma,
Front row: Ethan and Noah

Now for the rest of the story... (as the late Paul Harvey would say). Like most of our families, the Rectors started the film with 4 children and ended with one more. In October of 2011, they began their own adoption journey that led them to Libby on the other side of the world. Through Reece's Rainbow, who also helped the Fryes find Alice Faith, the Rectors found, adopted, and brought home sweet Elizabeth Joy, nicknamed Libby. You can read all about their story here. Now months later, Libby is a growing, thriving member of the Rector family, and another blessing to our church family.

Sweet Libby!

We cannot praise and thank God enough for the way He has blessed our church through the addition of so many children through adoption.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Meet the Beaches!

Meet the Beaches: Chris, Amy, Ethan, Hannah, Ben, and Ellie! They have our local record for the longest adoption journey, as well as a precious faith-building testimony of the Lord's provision. Listen as they share what the Lord taught them about their own adoption in Christ.

Meet the Beaches! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Introducing the Greens!

Meet Dr. Greg and Cara Green, along with their sons Justin and Peterson. They offer some insights into the everyday adjustments of children who were recently adopted.

Meet the Greens! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Around the World in 81 minutes!

Well, sorta. Our film is 81 minutes, and yesterday, before we went to bed at 11 pm, Grafted had been loaded in 19, yes, 19 foreign countries!  We had hits from every continent except Antarctica! As the time of this post, people in 25 countries were accessing Grafted. There have been over 2200 hits.

We could not even believe our eyes as we saw the numbers increasing. To God be all the glory. May He use this film to transform lives, unite forever families, and most of all, to exalt and magnify His name.

We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to Grafted. First, thank you to everyone who knows us who has posted here, or reposted a link to our site. And a special thank you to those who don't even know us who have posted this on their blogs, FB, or Twitter. A very special thanks to Pastor Voddie Baucham who posted on FB and Twitter to his several thousand world-wide followers. We have appreciated your kind words of encouragement as well. We cannot express what an honor and blessing it has been for our family to be privileged to work with these families and on this film.

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Meet the Loyds!

OK; so there has been a theme with these first four families. They started filming with a certain number of children, and now, a year later, the Lord has blessed their families again! The Loyds are also a part of that tradition. Introducing the Loyds: Josh and Janiece, Aiden, Isaac, Roshanna, Nathan, Malachi, Mikayla, and Adelynn, who was born this spring. Josh and Janiece have some wonderful encouragement for adoptive parents in this clip!

Meet the Loyds! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Meet the Shiflet Family

Here are the Shiflets: David & Gina, Emily, J.Michael, Andrew, Kathlena, Calvin, and Bella! Bella was born a few weeks after filming the Shiflets, but before we finished editing. So, sweet Bella makes her film debut at just a few weeks old. Emily and J. Michael share the "Kablooey" story about life in a Russian hotel. Enjoy!

Meet the Shiflets from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.